1-0, on to The Next One

The Sheffield Sabres opened their season against the UCLan Rams this past Sunday with a strong outing, with a final score of 28-16 to the Sheffield Sabres.

The Sheffield Sabres line up for the minute silence for Remembrance Sunday

The Sheffield Sabres line up for the minute silence for Remembrance Sunday

Initially, the Sabres defence struggled to stop UCLan’s fire-powered offense, with their #3 leading the charge. The Sabres’ offense also struggled to get on the scoreboard, even after some long drives of consistent production driving down the field. The Rams went up by two scores early in the first quarter and memories of last year

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The Sheffield Sabres 2017/18 Season Preview

The University of Sheffield Sabres will start their season this Sunday (12th November). After a strong outing in the pre-season against Nottingham, both offence and defence are ready to get the season started.

The Sheffield Sabres offense facing off against Manchester last season

The Sheffield Sabres offense facing off against Manchester last season

Offensively, the Sabres have gained some new weapons, namely the addition of three quarterbacks with great arms and a good understanding of the game. Veteran WR and Sabres Offensive Captain, Simon Arnold, will look to lead by example from the front. The dynamic duo of Mark Price and Joseph

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MATCH REVIEW vs. MANCHESTER TYRANTS

Due to the importance of the game for both teams facing a relegation battle, it took a slow start with both defensive sides forcing turnovers and much of the first quarter action consisted of strong defence and punting for territory. However, Manchester were first on the board, converting a long drive with a passing touchdown. Converting the extra point put the score to 0-7. Meanwhile the sabres offence struggled to move the ball and Manchester completed another touchdown and two point conversion

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MATCH REVIEW vs. LEEDS BECKETT CARNEGIE

After an initial score by Leeds Beckett, the Sabres fought their way into the end zone with Full Back Bob Brownlees’ first rushing touchdown of the season. Another Leeds touchdown brought the score to 16-8 at half time with the sabres offence unable to convert before the break.

The second half saw both teams trade scores with make-shift Quarterback Bruno Schatten completing his first ever touchdown pass and Bob Brownlees second rushing score. Despite offensive scores, defensive weakness

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MATCH REVIEW VS. UCLAN RAMS

After suffering numerous injuries and a tough loss against the UCLan Rams before Christmas, The Sabres were looking forward to implementing a modified Offensive playbook for a chance to come away with a win despite a diminishing roster. The game took a disappointing start as the Sabres conceded a touchdown on just the third play of the game. But, efficient playbook execution by the Offence saw the Sabres drive downfield, finishing their first possession with a decent punt putting the UCLan Offence

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